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Music in Public Places
Four of the Central Oregon Symphony’s most talented string players will perform on Saturday, October 16 at the Redmond Public Library at 1pm and at the Bend Public Library at 4pm. Grab a book, find a seat, and listen to Beethoven played by the Candlelight Chamber Players. Adults and children alike will enjoy this low-key, but lovely and beautiful hour of music presented by the Central Oregon Symphony Association as part of their Music in Public Places program. The Candlelight Chamber Players will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3 in four movements. This work is the last of three commissioned quartets that Beethoven completed circa 1808 for Prince Andreas Razumovsky, who at the time was the Russian Ambassador to Vienna. The quartet is comprised of Diane Allen and Carol Kirkman on violin, Leslie Knight on viola and Travis Allen, cello. Music in Public Places is a program of the Central Oregon Symphony Association. or 541-312-1032

The Maybelline Story
If the beauty business sells illusion, no one sold it better than Tom Lyle Williams, originally a country boy from Kentucky…and a born entrepreneur. As age ten in 1906 he traded goods for profit, yet also had an eye for beauty. His eureka moment came in 1915, when a kitchen stove fire signed his sister Mabel’s lashes and brows. The nineteen-year-old watched in fascination as Mabel performed what she called ‘a secret of the harem’ – mixing petroleum jelly with coal dust and ash from a burnt cork and applying it to her lashes and brows. Mabel’s trick ignited what was to become a billion-dollar business. Over the years Maybelline inflated, collapsed, endured and thrived in tandem with the nation’s upheavals. Sherrie Williams, co-author of The Maybelline Story, grew up in the world of intense materialism and vanity. As 16, Tom Lye asked her to test a new product: the ultra-lash which launched an international market. Now after nearly a century of silence about the family Sharrie and friend and biographer Bettie Youngs, bring this true story to celebrate the life of an American entrepreneur and family who realized the dream of glamour affordable to all.

TourBend: Bend's New Adventure Agent
TourBend opened its doors September 3, in downtown Bend. As Bend’s only adventure agent, TourBend’s staff of  locals and outdoor enthusiasts are ready to help travelers choose the right guided tours, gear rentals, sightseeing trips and how-to classes to get the most out of their Central Oregon vacation, while easing the stress of planning an independent trip. Owner and operator, Brad Goettemoeller has more than 20 years of experience working in the tourism industry and has traveled throughout Europe and Central and South America. Goettemoeller is an avid kayaker, mountain biker, skier and hiker and is well rooted in the local community. He has been working in downtown Bend for years and observed many travelers who are looking for activities, but are not quite sure what to do. TourBend offers a one-stop reservation resource for everything from quirky cycle cab tours of downtown to helicopter rides over the Crooked River.  If you're looking to plunge down the mighty Deschutes in a whitewater raft as well as experience the volcanic history of Sunriver by mountain bike in the same weekend, TourBend will match you up with the perfect activities for the season, your ability level and quest for adventure and help you actualize your vacation plans by personalizing everything you need to know for your great Bend adventure… and the best part is, it’s free! TourBend is excited to be working with some of Bend’s most reputable tour operators like Sun Country Tours, Leading Edge Aviation, Cogwild Bike Tours, Green Energy Transportation and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. They will be adding many more companies to their roster in the coming months. “Every operator we’ve talked to is excited to work with us because we are an additional resource who is promoting tourism in Bend,” Goettemoeller said. “Our success will mean more business for them as well.” Across from the Oxford Hotel and upstairs from Thump Coffee at 25 NW Minnesota Ave, Suite 11 or 866-774-5837,

Getting the World to Yes
Conflict makes news, whether it’s war in the Middle East, domestic violence, or a heated debate over a neighbors barking dog.  So what can we do to live in harmony? Try mediation!  On November 5-6,  the Oregon Mediation Association’s (OMA)  24th annual conference will address issues around this year’s theme: Why Hasn’t the World Gotten to YES?  Bridging Differences, Finding Common Ground. The keynote address will be delivered on November 5 from 8:30–10:30am by Carrie Menkel-Meadow, J.D., LL.D.  The Fulbright scholar, author and professor of law at the University of California, Irvine is a three-time winner of the Center for Public Resources' First Prize for Scholarship in Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Menkel-Meadow has researched, written and lectured worldwide about dispute resolution, legal ethics, education and women in law. or 503 872-9775.

The Clog is Back
The Okabashi Clog is the essential shoe for smart travelers the world over.  This lightweight footwear is ideal for fishing the open waters, a vespa ride in Florence, walking through Prague or anywhere inquiring feet wish to adventure. The Okabashi Clog is affordable at $14.99 and is available online and mass retailers around the country. Available colors include: Red, Olive, Yellow, Black & Brown.  

The OfficeRunner
An international technology company known for making top of the line wireless headsets for professional singers and bands has unveiled a wireless headset for use in businesses and homes. The OfficeRunner lets users talk on the phone as much as 400 feet away from their desks. The OfficeRunner’s state-of-the-art noise-canceling microphone cuts most background noise and features impressive high definition sound quality. It is compatible with almost any desktop phone on the market today and features 64-bit digital encryption so calls are secure and safe. The super-light headset weighs only 0.78 ounces and lasts for 12 hours on a single charge. The OfficeRunner charging base is an elegantly designed lighted black cube that seems to allow the headset to float in mid-air as it charges on the base.

Who Really Killed JFK?
It was definitely Lee Harvey Oswald. He was trained by the US Military, commissioned by the CIA and funded by the Cubans. He did it – no doubt about it. Oswald and his Mannlicher-Carano assault rifle acted alone.  Chuck Helppie doesn’t believe any of that either.  Helppie grew up in Arlington, Virginia.  His father worked for Robert Kennedy. Like many, he was perplexed by the findings of the Warren Commission. He believed the Chief Justice and his staff got it wrong…so he went to work. Over the next 40 years, Helppie would read over 125,000 pages of material related to the shooting. His conclusions are logical, plausible and contradictory to the findings presented by the commission. He reveals them in his first historical novel, Kennedy Must Be Killed.  With stimulating candor and critical attention to detail, Helppie reveals: John F. Kennedy’s relationship with the CIA and the Bay of Pigs fiasco that may have forced them to call for his assassination; Fidel Castro and the coup that swept him into power; how Mafia leaders like Sam Giancana helped JFK get elected and the resentment they felt when he betrayed them, why drug use, infidelity and incompetence became the final justification for his demise and who really killed the 35th president of the United States . Upon hearing that Oswald had been murdered, Helppie remembers hearing a man cry, “Now we’ll never know who did it!” The man was right…until now. 

Sporting Clays Course Completed
Central Oregon Sporting Clays & Hunting Preserve has completed a 13-station 100-target sporting clays course which includes 13 covered shooting stations, two Promatic clay target throwers per station (26 in all), bench seating for observers and gun racks for multiple shooters. Each station is equipped with the advanced WI-Card target launch system. The WI-Card system allows an individual shooter to shoot true pairs or following pairs targets without any assistance. Each station has a handheld controller to enable partners to launch targets for each other from inside or outside the shooting station. Each station is set up with a different number of ‘true pair’ or ‘report pair’ targets. Terrain includes rock outcroppings and pockets of sand scattered among juniper trees and wild desert flowers. Shooters engage the targets through windows between junipers and off the tops and over the tops of rock outcroppings. New cart paths have been laid with over 11,000 tons of gravel leading from the ranch to a separate 5 stand sporting clays course which includes a shooting tower that works as a shooting platform as well as clay launching platform. The 5 stand course is equipped with picnic tables, dining canopy and BBQs for large group gatherings. The gravel golf cart path continues from the 5 stand sporting clays venue out to the 13-station 100-target course in a beautiful High Desert park. The facilities are located ½ mile east of Highway 97 at the Halligan Ranch between Bend and Redmond and are open six days a week year-round, closed Wednesdays. Tuesday evening from 4PM to 7 PM the club hosts a fun shoot consisting of a 5-stand or a make or break Lewis class competition & BBQ. or 541-383-0001

The Portable Patriot
Documents, Speeches and Sermons that Compose the American Soul
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds,” – Samuel Adams This is just one of the quotes that readers will find within the pages of The Portable Patriot, a compilation of quotes from writings and speeches from the era of the beginnings of America. Edited by Joel J. Miller and Kristen Parrish, the miniature-sized book contains inspirational words from our founding fathers, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson recounts the passing of the Declaration of Independence, while Paul Revere reminisces in his own words about his famous moonlit ride to warn rebels of the arrival of the British troops. Read Franklin’s advice to people coming to America, or get an inside look into Washington’s decision to cross the Delaware. The compilation paints the portrait of American history, from the first-person perspective of the people who were actually there to witness it.


Stages Of Senior Care Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions
With more than 78 million Baby Boomers on the verge of retirement, America is facing monumental social and economic challenges in the ways in which we care for our seniors. With healthcare concerns at the forefront, and with time and money management a major factor for American families in the 21st century, how adult children and seniors can best prepare and plan for their futures have evolved into a complex process that often involves misinformation and injects unwanted stress into our most important relationships. To ease this tension and give much needed guidance to seniors and their adult children alike, Paul and Lori Hogan, founders of Home Instead Senior Care, have taken their experiences as both family caregivers and senior care professionals and written Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions. Visit or contact Todd Sensenbach at 541-330-6400.



Huxley on Huxley
Narrated by Peter Coyote and featuring interviews with such luminaries as John Densmore, Michael Murphy, Nick Nolte and Ram Dass, Huxley on Huxley offers a compelling glimpse of Laura Huxley’s life with Aldous Huxley (literary giant, author of Brave New World), as well as the revolutionary and provocative work that had a major influence on American and contemporary cultural history and such key figures as The Beatles, The Doors and Timothy Leary.  Director Mary Ann Braubach says of her filmmaking experience, “When I first started, I did massive research on them, reading all of Huxleys’ books, listening to audio interviews with Laura and navigating through her thick accent.  The more I learned about this amazing woman, the larger than life she became.” Italian-born Laura Huxley, a teenage violin virtuoso, played for European royalty and made her American debut at Carnegie Hall before leaving the concert stage to become a renowned psychotherapist and author. In 1956 Laura married Aldous Huxley, famous author and prophet of the 20th century. In the conservative 1950s, the Huxley home in the Hollywood Hills was the center of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of Los Angeles. Guests to their famous Saturday luncheons included George Cukor, Igor Stravinsky, Orson Welles and Christopher Isherwood. The Huxleys’ passionate search to find higher levels of consciousness included their controversial experimentation with psychedelic drugs.

Weird Oregon
The best-selling Weird U.S series now presents the lively guide Weird Oregon to the collection to show the most interesting, unusual aspects of Oregon. This book touches on all parts of the beaver state we call home, from Monkey face at Smith Rock to supposed ghosts at Old Town Pizza. This jam-packed book of pictures, stories, and original pieces of history would definitely add some excitement to any Oregon travelling, hitting all the places you would never think to visit. From monsters and haunted places all around Oregon, to the bizarre festivals and events, this book, Weird Oregon, is sure to pique interest.

Aquarium Opens Swampland
The Oregon Coast Aquarium opened a new changing exhibit, Swampland, a colorful immersive experience, with elaborate mural work replicating three different types of swamps. Exotic creatures inhabit a replicated South American swamp of the Pantanal, a Florida mangrove swamp and a southeastern U.S. cypress swamp. Reptiles, amphibians, fishes, birds and mammals live in swamps. A 16 foot anaconda and a 6-foot alligator are among the inhabitants. Feeding an anaconda, one of the largest species of snake, will require two people and a specific feeding protocol, due to its enormous size and strength. Not a known man-eater, the anaconda is a snake that nevertheless could have the potential to be dangerous. Other animals in Swampland include piranhas, red tail boas, a large alligator snapping turtle, and tropical fish that use mangrove roots as nurseries. Using a narrative style of interpretation with a storybook format, Swampland will weave a tale about how vital swamps are to our global environment. or 541-867-FISH. 

New Biography Chronicles Family’s Survival In Berlin’s Jewish Underground
Two years after World War II, Eva and Martin Deutschkron and their young son emigrated from Berlin, Germany. They eventually settled in Madison, Wisconsin, and opened a clothing store. For nearly 60 years, Eva said little about their life as Jews in Nazi Germany, even after the death of her husband. Finally, prodded with questions from a great granddaughter, she realized that her story should be told. In No More Tears Left Behind, Eva reveals through the pen of Arthur and Ursula Rathburn how she and her husband managed to hide their background and blend into the shadows of the non-Jewish community with the help of a few friends, their own ingenuity, and luck. In 1942, after Martin’s parents and Eva’s parents and sister were transported to a concentration camp and never heard from again, the young couple removed the yellow stars that all Jews were forced to wear on their clothing. They avoided registering with the government, which meant they could not legally find housing, receive food rations and new clothing, access medical services, or travel on public transportation. They moved around frequently, staying with people who needed their skills as a seamstress and a tailor. With the Gestapo searching for Jews and recruiting informants, no one could be trusted and no place remained safe for very long. Eva is now 91 and one of the few living Jews who, as adults hiding in Berlin’s underground during the war, eluded capture.

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